John F. O’Sullivan has written six books on educational technology, and five of those books are educational technology guides. His books include The Educational Technology Guide 2018, The UDL Educational Technology Guide 2018, UDL Technology, The Teacher’s Awesome App Guide, and Teaching Projects with Computers. John has had four separate careers in education. He currently works as a Librarian and an Assistive Technology Specialist. He started his career as a Special Education Teacher. He later became a Technology Integration Specialist.
John was one of the first special needs students in the modern system of special education. As a result, he was four years behind in reading because of educational neglect. His career in education was started out of a need to improve on a system that let him down as a child and with the hope of helping others. He believes the path for success for special needs students includes technology.
Using case studies and examples, this book demonstrates clearly how to apply the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to the unique requirements of a dyslexic child. It offers simple, intelligible help for parents on how to coordinate successfully with their child's school and achieve the right services and support for their dyslexic child; up to and beyond getting an effective Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Dyslexia Advocate! is an invaluable tool for parents trying to negotiate a complex legal system in order to get the best outcome for their child. It is an essential guide for anyone who is considering acting as an advocate for a child with dyslexia.